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Nairobi National Commitment on ICPD25 by the Royal Thai Government

1 November 2019

Commitment Description:

Over the past 25 years, Thailand’s progress on ICPD commitments has been remarkable. In alignment to the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, or SEP, conceived by His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Royal Thai Government comes up with a set of national commitments to accelerate the unfinished work of the ICPD Programme of Action to make the rights and choices for all a reality.

Thailand commits to ensuring that more effective national coordination mechanisms are placed to effectively coordinate the full implementation of the unfinished ICPD agenda in alignment to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Within the UHC strategies, we will continue universal availability of quality, accessible, and safe modern contraceptives together with accessible sexual and reproductive health information and services for all. We ensure the efforts to achieve the national target of reducing maternal mortality ratio to 15 per 100,000 live births by 2030 by having essential services of sexual and reproductive health in the UHC delivery system.

Based on the Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Act 2016 and the National Reproductive Health Policy, we will enhance the effort to achieve the target of 25 per 1,000 live births per 1,000 adolescents aged between15-19 by the year 2026. The UHC interventions will ensure that women and girls have equal access to quality and comprehensive gender-based violence prevention, information and services. We commit to reduce early marriage below age 18 by empowering female students to continue schooling. We promote and will scale Thailand’s good practices on family planning, Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/Syphilis and safe motherhood within the UHC scheme through the South-South Cooperation.

In terms of financing to fully achieve the ICPD Programme of Action, we ensure adequate national budget allocation to mitigate sexual and reproductive health risks, especially for vulnerable populations.

Modes of engagement:

  • Budgetary and financial: In terms of financing to fully achieve the ICPD Programme of Action, we ensure adequate national budget allocation to mitigate sexual and reproductive health risks, especially for vulnerable populations.
  • Change or creation of legislation: Provide quality, timely, and disaggregated data, that is also inclusive of young adolescents and vulnerable populations, invest in digital health innovations, and improve data systems in order to leave no one behind.
  • Policy and guidance: Based on the Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Act 2016 and the National Reproductive Health Policy, we will enhance the effort to achieve the target of 25 per 1,000 live births per 1,000 adolescents aged 15-19 by the year 2026.
  • Programmatic action: we will continue universal availability of quality, accessible, and safe modern contraceptives together with accessible sexual and reproductive health information and services for all.

Read the official announcement of the ICPD commitments by Dr. Samrueng Yangkratok, Thailand's Vice Minister of Public Health, on behalf of The Royal Thai Government here.